Trump's f-bomb tirade
April 29th, 2011
09:04 AM ET
12 years ago

Trump's f-bomb tirade

(CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump served up a profanity laced speech to Republican supporters in Las Vegas Thursday night, attacking American policies and continuing his flirtation with a run for the GOP presidential nomination.

At a reception hosted by two Republican women's groups at the Treasure Island Casino, Trump acknowledged he is not the typical candidate for president, and may lose in 2012, but is still serious about a bid for the White House.

"I'll think about it," Trump said when an audience member asked him to run. "You probably won't be disappointed."

Trump, who has said he will decide by June whether to run for president, also criticized the price of oil in his remarks, one of the mantras adopted by the reality TV star of late.

"They (OPEC) want to go in and raise the price of oil because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and says you're not going to raise that f-ing price, you understand me?" Trump said.

He also boiled down the war in Iraq for the conservative crowd.

"We build a school, we build a road. They blow up the road. They blow up the school. We build another school, we build another road, they blow them up," Trump said. "We build again, in the meantime we can't get a f-king school built in Brooklyn."

Trump, who was in the Silver State to attend the wedding of billionaire casino owner Steve Wynn, has spent the last two months questioning the president's birth place, an issue largely put to rest Wednesday when President Obama released the long-form version of the certificate.

Nevada may have an influential role in shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with its caucus scheduled third in the primary and caucus calendar.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
soundoff (173 Responses)
  1. GetOverIt

    Dignity. Above all, dignity.

    April 29, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. john

    Presidential timber, for sure!

    April 29, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. Phil in KC

    This from the man who would be president? We need someone with a lot more self-control and diplomacy.

    April 29, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Mark

    Any human that thinks this egomaniac is good for the US can go join his crazy train. The rest of us will watch you morons go down in flames right along with him. Look at him. He's not in control of himself and he would not have control of this country. The GOP are becoming more foolish every day.

    April 29, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Bill Graham in Jacksonville, FL

    He's not going to run.

    April 29, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Leah

    Well. He surely has his lacey-words appropriately placed. Not too worry, he deliberately raised eyebrows when he used them. However, he is a very diplomatic man, and in the end, he's right. I'd vote for Trump. We need somebody out of the mainstream of polictics, somebody who isn't afraid to say what needs to be done, somebody who doesn't care about who or who doesn't "like" him.

    April 29, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. MiddleOfTheRoad

    Things will change.......President Trump's first press conference...........a new relaxed atmosphere......

    The first question..........."Mr President, what the f* are you going to do about the f*ing economy?"
    President Trump......."Well, that's a f*ing good question............."

    April 29, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  8. AJP12

    Some President this goof would make. Dropping F bombs in public to a bunch of GOP women. Why isn;t Fox news up in arns over not one but two times he spoke the word?? if it was Biden ior Obama or even Huckabee there would be a big stink. Notice you Repubnerds, CNN did not jump on these remarks. So I guess they are not as liberal as you would think eh? This Trump, what a pompous ass. He acts like a real World leader. The Brits have a royal weding and we get Humpty Trumpty.

    April 29, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. Grondahl

    Stay classy, Donald.

    April 29, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. ja

    and he is talking presidency, LOL

    April 29, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  11. Jim

    Let's see those personal financial statements you promised Donald! And, oh by the about YOUR SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS..... informed voters want to know and hold you to your promises or, are you just like any other overstuffed, BS filled, pompous politician?

    April 29, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  12. j

    "Thanks Donald for all you do"---- signed, The Democratic Party

    April 29, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  13. ART

    I'd expect nothing less from side show Donald, I hope I never see him around the city because I will have a few choice words for him myself.

    April 29, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  14. StoopidIzAzStoopidDuz

    I can't wait to see how crappy our foreign relations would be if Trump was in office. We would have no allies!

    April 29, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  15. Rational Person

    "An issue largely laid to rest." It has never been an issue, except among the lunatic fringe

    What doubt is there? News organizations like CNN who coyly play along with the birther nonsense enable fools like Trump.

    April 29, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  16. bigvee

    trump is such a loser! he has NO class and loves to talk down to people. but he is only making the republicans look like fools. i believe trump is nother more than a racist who cant believe that a black man can get into harvard let alone become president. you would never here bill gates acting like that. most republicans knew that the president was born here in the states,even mrs clinton knew that. and now for him trump to say he feels good blah blah blah.... HEYmr trump you were wrong, and still wont even admitt many other president have mr trump ask to see there bc? or school records?

    April 29, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  17. rworthington

    Why CNN do you keep adding stories about Donald Trump, if he saids that he is going to run for office, and reporters begin asking him questions, which he actually answers...than you should run that story, Trump answers a question. This is crazy!

    April 29, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  18. Nancy

    This country needs a "straight shooter" to clean up the mess our elected officals failed to deliver after getting our vote. Donald was not born rich, he doesn't back down on important issues. He understands that China and the Arab nations will soon control our country. He takes pride in being an American, understands we need a strong leader to step in and get the job done. I think Obama is overwhelmed and should resign. I can't believe Obama even wants to run again for a job he cannot do,as he promised voters. During his time in office, millions of middle class lost everything we have worked for our entire life! Our President appears to be afraid to take a strong stand. Big business rules this country. No jobs, no action, no money=the end of hope for the middle class. Rich people in control of America have no clue of the suffering the working class have experienced. I will vote for Mickey Mouse in the next election. The two party system no longer works. The constant banter between party lines is not productive.

    April 29, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  19. Indiana Voter

    Even though he may be right on some issues, he shouldn't be President, and shouldn't even run. He is not presidential material. He seems too angry and someone who would be hard to work with, as far as compromise goes. I think that attitude would continue to divide this country. We have that already with Obama.

    April 29, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  20. Mountaineer

    Just the type of person the TeaPartiers support for President of this country. Nice comments for a child to hear or coming from anyone who pretends to be a Presidential candidate! Media, stop giving him a platform for these type rants! The man is NUTS!

    April 29, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  21. Max Pargament

    God I really think this guy is just putting on a show. I dont think many people are this dumb.

    Trump really thinks he can tell OPEC what to do? Yeah OK! Good luck. We rely on oil like nothing else... they're gonna charge us whatever they want. I thought he was all for the free market? No regulation. When the government steps in and tells a business what they should and shouldn't charge...that sounds a little like regulation to me Trumpy!

    No mention from Trumpet on altnernative energy though. We need to look into a solar panel comb, and a wind powered tupe for this guy.

    April 29, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  22. Sam

    Trump is NOT a presidential célèbre. He is not even suited for a replacement for 2 1/2 men.

    April 29, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  23. laurie

    Class act! Very presidential! Carnival barker might be a compliment.

    April 29, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  24. Dave

    I am conservative and I think President Obama is destroying this country, but I woudl never vote for trump.

    April 29, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  25. Nurse Lisa

    short on brains, brawn and charm; but long on undeserved hype and self-deluded ego.

    April 29, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
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